|Date||1 October 2016|
|Opposition||West Bromwich 4|
|Venue||Wolverhampton Grammar School|
|Result||D 4 - 4|
5ths started this season's league fixtures with a home game against West Bromwich 4ths - to whom we lost both games last season.
Within 10 minutes we were losing 3 - 2 after a frantic start saw West Brom take the lead, us equalise and then take a 2 - 1 lead then West Brom score another 2! Both teams then sorted themselves out and played an even game for the rest of the first half and into the second half. Old Wulfs put the West Brom defence under sustained pressure and scored 2 more goals to lead 4 - 3 into the final minutes. West Brom won a penalty corner late in the game from which they scored an equaliser. Old Wulfs came close to further goals with chances for Barrie Sheldon and Simon Heron, but had to settle for the 4 - 4 draw.
Scorers were Richard Metcalfe, John Murray, Simon Heron and Barrie Sheldon. The pace and work rate from Tustin, Metcalfe and Heron added to the experience of the more mature members of the team (back 5 with a combined age estimated at 290 this week) proved an effective combination once we sorted out marking West Brom's best player.